The North Dakota State Bison defeated the North Carolina Central Eagles in Wednesday’s NCAA basketball tournament First Four game in Dayton, Ohio. The Bison advance to face Duke University on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina.
A McClatchy examination of top high school players found that many suit up for a college team sponsored by the same shoe company that backed their AAU program. Nike, adidas and Under Armour sponsor elite summer basketball programs across the country. The same companies pay millions to sponsor college athletic departments.
Duke will enter the NCAA tournament as the No. 1 overall seed Friday still trying to figure out exactly what it is and who it wants to be, and while for some teams that might be a fatal flaw, it hasn’t been for Duke.
Gardner-Webb University and North Dakota State are two No. 16 seeds in the Columbia, South Carolina, regional of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, trying to take down ACC giants the Duke Blue Devils and Virginia Cavaliers.
This has been life for Kansas Jayhawks guard Quentin Grimes for as long as he can remember as he enters his first NCAA Tournament game against Northeastern: encouragement along with tough love from his father.
North Dakota State Bison coach David Richman decided to keep things casual in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament, wearing a T-shirt underneath his blazer as his team faced the North Carolina Central Eagles.
The Duke Basketball Museum sits on a perch, one flight of stairs above historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. Across the courtyard lies Krzyzewskiville, a makeshift campground where students live in tents covered by tarps for more than a month in anticipation of the enemy's arrival: the North Carolina game.
At his first practice as a Michigan freshman, Jordan Poole panicked when coach John Beilein shook his head and told Poole his basketball shorts were too short and he had to stop rolling down the waistband.